Ray Baughman

Feb. 21, 2014

Artificial Muscles Flex Using Fishing Line and Thread

Researchers create superhuman strength from sewing thread and fishing line.

sewing thread, fishing line, muscles, super muscles, science, Ray Baughman, nanotech institute, university of texas, dallas, science

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Building a Nano-Yarn

Researchers describe a new way to create yarns containing exotic materials, from battery ingredients to catalysts to superconductors.

yarn, fabric, nanotechnology, fiber

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How Humpbacks Hunt With Bubbles

Humpback whales blow bubbles around schools of fish to concentrate them for easier capture. It's called a bubble net, says David Wiley, research coordinator for Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, and it's visible as a ring of bubbles at the surface. Now, with underwater digital tracking tags and custom visualization software, whale researchers can see what the whales are doing underwater when they're bubble-netting.

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